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Injuries: Vincent Jackson not expected to play Sunday

The Buccaneers are thin at wide receiver heading into their Week 8 matchup against the Falcons.

A day after losing Louis Murphy for the season due to a knee injury, the Bucs could now be without Vincent Jackson for multiple weeks, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported.

Vincent Jackson sustained a knee injury last week and is not expected to play on Sunday, according to Rapoport, via source informed of Jackson's progress.

Jackson has 21 receptions for 319 receiving yards and two touchdowns this season.

The injury bug at wideout isn't good news for Mike Evans, who is finally hitting his stride after dealing with a hamstring injury to start the season.

Evans should expect to see a large amount of double coverage the next few weeks.

In other Buccaneers injury news, rookie tight end Austin Sefarian-Jenkins (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday.

Here are other injuries we're tracking on Wednesday:

  1. Dez Bryant was back on the practice field for the first time since having foot surgery in September. Bryant was limited during practice.

Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence (back), running back Joseph Randle (strained oblique muscle) and safety Barry Church (ankle) didn't practice.

  1. J.J. Watt said he's dealing with a minor back injury and expects to play against the Titans on Sunday. Watt did not practice on Wednesday.

Jadeveon Clowney also missed practice with an illness.

  1. Odell Beckham was a full participant in practice Wednesday after missing multiple workouts the last two weeks due to a nagging hamstring injury.

Giants coach Tom Coughlin said cornerback Prince Amukamara (pectoral) will not return on Sunday versus the Saints.

  1. Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (MCL) was a full participant in practice in Wednesday and told NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala that he'll practice fully this week: "If there's a restriction, I shouldn't be out there."

Steelers defensive end Stephen Tuitt (knee) and cornerback William Gay (shoulder) did not practice.

  1. Browns cornerback Joe Hadenhas cleared concussion protocol and was a limited participant in practice.

Quarterback Josh McCowndid not practice due to a right shoulder and rib injury.

  1. Titans rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota (knee), who missed last week's game, was limited in practice. Jason McCourty (hamstring) was also limited and Andy Gallik (concussion) did not participate.
  1. Jeremy Maclin (concussion) had a full practice and is headed in the right direction to play for the Chiefs on Sunday.
  1. Dolphins cornerback Brice McCain (knee) is questionable for Thursday night against the Patriots. Cornerback Brent Grimes (knee) and center Mike Pouncey (hip) are probable.
  1. Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders (shoulder) was 'moving well in drills' as a limited participant during practice Wednesday.
  1. Willie Colon (MCL), Nick Mangold (neck), Chris Owusu (concussion) and Eric Decker (knee) did not practice for the Jets.

Buster Skrine (shoulder, hand) and Devin Smith (ankle) were limited.

  1. Seahawks running back Thomas Rawls (calf) did not practice, but Pete Carroll hasn't ruled him out for Sunday.
  1. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford showed up on the practice report with a quad injury but was a full participant in practice, according to the team.

Tight end Brandon Pettigrew was limited after sitting out all last week with elbow and knee injuries.

  1. Packers running back James Starks (hip) and wideout Ty Montgomery (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. Wide receiver Davante Adams (ankle) and defensive tackle B.J. Raji (groin) were both limited.
  1. Ravens wideout Darren Waller was placed on IR with a hamstring injury, coach John Harbaugh told reporters.

Tight end Eugene Monroe (shoulder), wideout Breshad Perriman (knee), and safety Tray Walker (concussion) did not practice.

  1. Chargers tight end Antonio Gates (knee), safety Eric Weddle (groin), and linebacker Manti Te'o (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.
  1. Cardinals wideout John Brown (hamstring), tight end Darren Fells (shoulder), and cornerback Jerraud Powers (hamstring) did not practice. Cornerback Justin Bethel (foot) and linebacker Dwight Freeney (finger) were limited.
  1. Niners linebacker NaVorro Bowman (shoulder) and running back Carlos Hyde (foot) did not practice Wednesday.
  1. Raiders safety Charles Woodson (shoulder) did not practice, while safety T.J. Carrie (shoulder) was a limited participant.
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